The year was 1974. Richard Nixon was President of the United States, Leonid Brezhnev was President of the USSR, and Brenda was a new graduate of the University of Cincinnati and ready to step into the real world. Equipped with a hefty backpack, an SLR camera, and sturdy hiking boots, she set out to trek through western Russia and Finland in the spring and summer of 1974.
It is now 2023. A few images from that experience are on display in December. Seen together, they illustrate the contrast of Czarist Russia and Bolshevik Russia as well as previously occupied Finland and Czechoslovakia. Included are classic churches and cathedrals, propaganda posters anchored to architectural monuments, as well as a view of daily life in Russia in 1974.
Thanks to today’s technology, these film images were revived from their film status to December’s exhibit…to live again.
Brenda’s background includes degrees from Fairmont State College (BA Art), and the University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, and Art (BS Science) and she is a Juried member of the Pastel Society of America.
Brenda’s 40-year design career was spent collaborating with architects and clients on interior spaces and planning.
Please join Brenda for the Artist of the Month reception
Tuesday, December 5, at The Lake House from 4:30-6:00 pm.
For information on the Seabrook Island Artist Guild click here.
-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild
(Image credit: Brenda Tilson)